Dean of Students Office Staff

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Dr. Meg Nowak Borrego

Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator for Students

Office: Office of the Dean of Students, McCarthy Center, Fifth Floor, Room 504
Phone Number: 508-626-4596/Fax: 508-626-4087
Email: mnowak1@framingham.edu

Dean of Students email:  deanofstudents@framingham.edu

Dr. Nowak Borrego manages the work of the Dean of Students Office and oversees the offices in Student Development. She also serves as the Title IX Coordinator for Students. Dean Borrego has worked in higher education for over 25 years. During her career she has worked in Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management and has always advocated for keeping the student experience a priority in decision and policy making. Dean Borrego earned her Associates degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bachelors in Psychology and Business from the University at Buffalo, Masters in Student Personnel Work from Indiana State University, and her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. In addition to her work with students she enjoys family time with her husband, two children, and dog, experiencing new cultures when traveling, and any kind of art – dance, visual, music, performance.  She is a big fan of musicals.

Websites:

Dean of Students Office

RAM Student Handbook

Rams Resource Center

Quick help links for students.

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Glenn Cochran
Dr. Glenn Cochran

Associate Dean of Students, Student Life & Director Residence Life and Housing

Office: Office of Residence Life and Housing (base of Corrine Hall Towers)
Phone Number: 508-626-4636
Email: gcochran@framingham.edu

Dr. Cochran has worked in higher education for over 30 years, and began working at FSU in 1997.  He has worked in various areas within student affairs and has focused much of his work on access, equity and supporting student development and academic success. A first generation college student, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University, his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University, and his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research interests include public policy, implementation, effecting change, and AOD prevention. Dr. Cochran provides oversight to Residence Life and Housing, the Counseling Center, Health Center, and Veterans Services. When he is not working Dr. Cochran enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, cooking, and sports. 

Dean Cochran oversees the following Student Development Offices:

Counseling Center

Health and Wellness Center

Residence Life and Housing: For more information about Residence Life and Housing, please email the office at residencelife@framingham.edu, or visit our website Residence Life and Housing; Office hours: 9:00 - 5:00, Monday - Friday

Veteran Services

Rachel L. Lucking

Assistant Dean for Campus Engagement

Office: McCarthy Center, Fifth Floor, Room 510
Phone Number: 508-626-4695/Fax: 508-626-4087
Email: rlucking@framingham.edu

Rachel has been working at the University since October of 2000. She began as the Director of Student Involvement and in 2015 began her role as Assistant Dean for Campus Engagement. Overseeing Career Services and Employer Relations and Student Involvement and Leadership Development, she firmly believes in the benefits of campus engagement resulting in career ready skills for graduates.  Rachel earned her BS in Psychology and Sociology from Illinois State University and an MA from Boston College in Higher Education Administration. In her free time, she enjoys any opportunity to travel and hanging out with her family.

Website:  Student Engagement

Dean Lucking oversees the following offices of Student Development:

Career Services Employer Relations (CSER)

Student Involvement Leadership Development (SILD)

Jay Hurtubise, M.Ed.

Assistant Dean of Students, Community Standards, Outreach and Support

Office: McCarthy Center, Fifth Floor, Room 504D
Phone Number: 508-626-4596
Email: jhurtubise@framingham.edu

Jay joined the “FRAMily” in July 2011 as the inaugural Residence Director of Miles Bibb Hall and transitioned to the role of Director of Community Standards in 2016. While overseeing the University’s process for resolving alleged violations of the Code of Conduct, Jay is also proud to support and serve our students as a member of the Student Assistance and Threat Assessment Teams. Prior to coming to Framingham, Jay worked in Residence Life at Springfield College, where he earned his M.Ed. in Psychology after earning his Bachelor’s degree from Bryant University. In his free time, Jay enjoys practicing jiu-jitsu, playing games with friends and seeking out unique eats with his wife.


Websites:
Office of Community Standards;

Sarah Ripton

Coordinator of Student Support & Advocacy

Office: McCarthy Center, Fifth Floor, Room 504
Phone Number: 508-626-4596/Fax: 508-626-4087
Email: sripton@framingham.edu

The Coordinator of Student Support and Advocacy works in collaboration with the Dean of Students to manage tasks related to the operations and services of the Dean of Students' Office, manages programs directly related to food and housing insecurities, and coordinates support for commuter students.

Websites:

Commuter Students

Food, Housing and Financial Resources

Quick help links for students

Rams Resource Center

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Open Position

Coordinator of Community Standards and Student Support

Office: McCarthy Center, Fifth Floor, Room 518
Phone Number: 508-626-4596/Fax: 508-626-4087
Email: deanofstudents@framingham.edu

Assists the Assistant Dean of Students of Community Standards, Outreach & Support in the investigation and resolution of student conduct complaints. Works in collaboration with residence life staff to facilitate the communication of community standards and expectations to the student body and to provide a consistent, coordinated response to areas of concern. Provides educational programming in support of the University's mission to foster student development in the areas of ethics, integrity and respect.

The complete job description can be viewed here:  https://framingham.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=146771

Websites: 

Office of Community Standards;

Student Code of Conduct;

Ram Student Handbook

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Robin A. Hamilton KurKomelis, MHR

Assistant to the Dean of Students Office

Office: Office of the Dean of Students, McCarthy Center, Fifth Floor, Room 504
Phone Number: 508-626-4596
Email: rkurkomelis@framingham.edu

Robin has worked in Student Development for the last 7 years, first as a contract employee in The Gatepost, CASA and The Advising Center before finding her permanent home in the Dean of Students Office.  As a working commuter student, she completed her undergraduate degree in English/Music at the University of Southern Maine and completed an HR Certificate from FSU only to return to complete her Masters Degree in the HR Management program.  Robin is proud to have been a commuter and Generation One student!

Dean of Students email: deanofstudents@framingham.edu

RAM Student Handbook

Dean of Students Office Location and Hours

McCarthy Center
Fifth Floor, Suite 504
Hours - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
phone: 508-626-4596
Fax: 508-626-4087